This week offers more chances for hot rod shops and enthusiasts to show off their classic cars and trucks. Here are 11 shows and events you can attend to highlight your best work, get acquainted with potential customers and help your community. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration’s Twitter http://twitter.com/HRRmag throughout the week.
The 21st Annual Chrysler Employee Motorsport Association Charity Car Show takes place Saturday on the grounds of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan. All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcomed to the event, which benefits the Walter P. Chrysler Museum Foundation. The show will include a presentation by Charles Hyde, author of “Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors,” a performance clinic conducted by “Mr. Mopar” Larry Shepard and a presentation by David Rockwell, author of “We Were the Ramchargers, Inside Drag Racing’s Legendary Team.” For more information, visit www.cemaclub.org.
Kustoms of America is hosting Lead Scene East in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Thursday through Sunday. The event is open to kustoms, street rods, old-school bikes, choppers, rat rods, imports and mini trucks. Registration is $35. Lead Scene East will also feature live music, giveaways, a model car show and an appearance by Gene Winfield. For more information, visit www.kustomsofamerica.com.
Factory Five Racing is hosting its 13th Summer Open House Saturday in Wareham, Massachusetts. The event will feature car show awards, dyno runs, a factory tour, food and refreshments, and the company’s Scratch & Dent Parts Sale. Factory Five Racing will also be unveiling its flagship GTM Supercar during the open house. For more information, visit www.factoryfive.com.
Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise takes place Thursday through Sunday in Santa Rosa, California. The four-day event will include a cruise-in, poker run, show-and-shine, awards ceremony, golf classic, music and entertainment, chili and pasta cook-off, beer and wine tasting, vendors, and more. For more information, visit www.peggysuescruise.com.
The Bountiful Rotary Club is hosting the Cruisin’ the Boulevard Coats for Kids Car Show Friday and Saturday in Bountiful, Utah. The event will include a parade, car show, pie-eating contest, live entertainment, vendors, contests, door prizes and more. The event raises money to provide local children in need with winter clothing. For more information, visit www.bountifulrotary.com.
The Northeast Texas Classic Car Show takes place Friday and Saturday in Paris, Texas. The event includes a cruise night, 1950s-themed party, car show with 30 car and truck classes, swap meet, door prizes, vendors, and more. Proceeds from this car show will benefit the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, which will be built at the Love Civic Center. For more information, visit www.rrvhonkers.com/classic_car_show.htm.
The 11th Annual Rods & Rails Extravaganza and Historic Potato Festival takes place Saturday in Perris, California. The event will include a car show, motorcycle show, vendors, live bands, youth talent show, western shoot-outs, train rides, raffle, awards, a celebration of Perris’ historical agricultural roots and more. For more information, visit www.cityofperris.org.
The Fountain Valley Classic Car and Truck Show takes place Saturday in Fountain Valley, California. The event, which is open to all pre-1985 vehicles, will present awards in 20 classes, as well as special awards for Mayor’s Choice Cup, Fire Department’s Choice, Police Department’s Choice, Best Engine and Best Paint. A GM Goodwrench 350 crate motor will be raffled during the show, which is being held at the same location as the Fountain Valley Summerfest. Proceeds from the car show will benefit the Fountain Valley Community Foundation. For more information, visit www.fvcarshow.com.
The Talladega Superspeedway & International Motorsports Hall of Fame Spring Classic Car Show takes place Saturday in Talladega, Alabama. The first 500 participants to register their cars in the show will receive the opportunity to drive their vehicle around the high-banks of Talladega Superspeedway on two paced laps. All participants will receive commemorative dash plaques and are eligible to win door prizes including tickets to the AMP Energy 500. A portion of all proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.
The 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour continues with stops in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Wednesday, June 9; Birmingham, Alabama, on Thursday, June 10; Mobile, Alabama, on Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12. For more information, visit www.hotrod.com/2010/powertour/index.html.
The week-long 2010 Model A Restorers Club National Meet begins Sunday in French Lick, Indiana. The meet will include a swap meet, seminars, rallies, parties, tours and an awards banquet. On Thursday an estimated 500-800 Model As will travel from French Lick south on an 84-mile trip to the Ohio River to tour the restored Laconia/Cedar Farm. For more information, visit www.2010marcmeet.com.